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State of The World WOW! What a moving speech! We were cheering! And crying and laughing and cheering some more! Can you believe it? One for the ages! And it happened fifty one years ago. Exclusive: Newly Discovered 1964 MLK Speech on Civil Rights, Segregation & Apartheid South Africa In a Democracy Now! and Pacifica Radio Archives exclusive, we air a newly discovered recording of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. On December 7, 1964, days before he received the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, King gave a major address in London on segregation, the fight for civil rights and his support for Nelson Mandela and the anti-apartheid struggle in South Africa. The speech was recorded by Saul Bernstein, who was working as the European correspondent for Pacifica Radio. Bernstein’s recording was recently discovered by Brian DeShazor, director of the Pacifica Radio Archives. If you haven't yet then do READ our award-winning essay at our BTV Special! 50th Anniversary March for Jobs and Freedom! from 2013! Tell yer peeps! GOOD ITEMS! Meanwhile the Brick TeeVee Tech Crew had to scramble to get another PC running when our beloved ten-years-old-this-month eMachines M6805 laptop running XP SP3 suffered some heat-related issues. The M6805 is on the bench while we affect repairs. However the surgery and moving files took quite a bit of time so our post will be delayed today. Speaking of the wINTEL platform.....
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Oh yeah and Obomber gave a good speech too. We hope you watched/listened to it IN WHOLE so you can form yer own opinion but nonetheless you've certainly been exposed to the lamestreammedia (LSM) version of "what he said" translation like you can't understand what he really did say and here's what WE (yes you Chris Matthews) WILL TELL YOU WHAT YOU HEARD (with yer own two ears!) over the passed week. The Brick TeeVee gives it a B+ on the whole. Others meted out other grades. NEXT Graeme Wearden at explains this report by Oxfam: 85 richest people as wealthy as poorest half of the world The world's wealthiest people aren't known for travelling by bus, but if they fancied a change of scene then the richest 85 people on the globe – who between them control as much wealth as the poorest half of the global population put together – could squeeze onto a single double-decker. The extent to which so much global wealth has become corralled by a virtual handful of the so-called 'global elite' is exposed in a new report from Oxfam on Monday. It warned that those richest 85 people across the globe share a combined wealth of £1tn, as much as the poorest 3.5 billion of the world's population. The wealth of the 1% richest people in the world amounts to $110tn (£60.88tn), or 65 times as much as the poorest half of the world, added the development charity, which fears this concentration of economic resources is threatening political stability and driving up social tensions. It's a chilling reminder of the depths of wealth inequality as political leaders and top business people head to the snowy peaks of Davos for this week's World Economic Forum. Few, if any, will be arriving on anything as common as a bus, with private jets and helicopters pressed into service as many of the world's most powerful people convene to discuss the state of the global economy over four hectic days of meetings, seminars and parties in the exclusive ski resort. Winnie Byanyima, the Oxfam executive director who will attend the Davos meetings, said: "It is staggering that in the 21st Century, half of the world's population – that's three and a half billion people – own no more than a tiny elite whose numbers could all fit comfortably on a double-decker bus." Oxfam also argues that this is no accident either, saying growing inequality has been driven by a "power grab" by wealthy elites, who have co-opted the political process to rig the rules of the economic system in their favour. In the report, entitled Working For The Few (summary here), Oxfam warned that the fight against poverty cannot be won until wealth inequality has been tackled.................. Byanyima explained: "In developed and developing countries alike we are increasingly living in a world where the lowest tax rates, the best health and education and the opportunity to influence are being given not just to the rich but also to their children. "Without a concerted effort to tackle inequality, the cascade of privilege and of disadvantage will continue down the generations. We will soon live in a world where equality of opportunity is just a dream. In too many countries economic growth already amounts to little more than a 'winner takes all' windfall for the richest." ...................................... Oxfam is calling on those gathered at WEF to pledge: to support progressive taxation and not dodge their own taxes; refrain from using their wealth to seek political favours that undermine the democratic will of their fellow citizens; make public all investments in companies and trusts for which they are the ultimate beneficial owners; challenge governments to use tax revenue to provide universal healthcare, education and social protection; demand a living wage in all companies they own or control; and challenge other members of the economic elite to join them in these pledges. MICKEY MEASLES: ALICIA CHANG, AP Science Writer via Disney Parks Measles Outbreak Reaches 70 Cases See Uprising with Sonali interview with ARTHUR ALLEN author of Vaccine: The Controversial Story of Medicine's Greatest Lifesaver and watch Uprising Excerpt of Arthur Allen on Measles Outbreak in Disneyland KING ABDULA DIES: Brick TeeVee correspondent MADDY snagged these tweets:
  • Glenn Greenwald@Ggreenwald 1h1 hour ago Next on CNN: Was the dearly departed King Abdullah more like MLK or Gandhi? Our panel remembers this beloved figured of peace and reform.
  • Channel 4 News@channel4news 2h2 hours ago IMF chief @lagarde hails Saudi King Abdullah a 'strong advocate of women' - watch #c4news (Ref: Lagarde calls King Abdullah ‘advocate of women’ - despite ban on driving Human rights campaigners said his reign brought marginal advances for women but failed to secure fundamental rights)
  • Aaron Bady@zunguzungu 31m31 minutes ago The king is dead, so let's take a break from slowly beating a blogger to death for being a liberal. …
Also see Sam Husseini at Flattering the Dead Saudi King BARRETT BROWN SENTENCING: Brick TeeVee correspondent JEN: "This is a snippie of his speech to the judge: Here's the speech Barrett Brown will deliver at his sentencing"
    . . . First I will speak of regret. Like nearly all federal defendants, I hope to convince Your Honor that I sincerely regret some of the things that I have done. I don’t think anyone doubts that I regret quite a bit about my life including some of the things that brought me here today. Your Honor has the Acceptance of Responsibility document that my counsel submitted to you. Every word of it was sincere. The videos were idiotic, and although I made them in a manic state brought on by sudden withdrawal from Paxil and Suboxone, and while distraught over the threats to prosecute my mother, that’s still me in those YouTube clips talking nonsense about how the FBI would never take me alive. . . . .
Read Barrett Brown's Statement to journalists about his "new assignment" and get more info from PLUS Kevin Gosztola writes at At Sentencing, Journalist Barrett Brown Expresses Regrets & Condemns Criminalization of Journalists & Uprising Congress and Israeli PM Snub Obama, Former CIA Operative on Trial under the Espionage Act, Low Rates of Vaccinations Drive Measles Outbreak "Kevin Gosztola reports on the trial of Jeffrey Sterling, a former CIA operative, involved in a bizarre program called Project Merlin." Here are a few more stories too big to snip! WATCH The Intercept's Jeremy Scahill on DN! from Tuesday As Fox News Apologizes, Jeremy Scahill on Fake "Terror Experts" & Challenges of Real War Reporting where he says "Well, look, I mean, they try to link Anwar al-Awlaki to every plot under the sun. The fact is that Anwar al-Awlaki’s writings and speeches clearly have inspired so-called lone-wolf terrorists. No doubt about that. Whether he was operationally in charge of this is actually kind of a joke. Anwar al-Awlaki was not even mid-level management in AQAP. They’re exploiting his legacy because of the power of nightmares. He speaks in English. He aims his message at a Western, English-speaking audience. So the United States has elevated his status within the organization. AQAP has a leadership structure. Anwar al-Awlaki was not a senior figure within AQAP." Our Brick TeeVee Last Word© goes to's Harvey Wasserman explaining Ohio’s Anti-Green Suicide at Swing state Ohio is plunging ever deeper into the fossil/nuke abyss. Its Public Utilities Commission may soon gouge the public for $3 billion (BILLION!) to subsidize two filthy 50-year-old coal burners and America’s most dangerous nuke. Approval would seal Ohio’s death notice. None of those coal/nuke burners can compete with the rising revolution in renewable energy. Throughout the world, similar outmoded facilities are shutting down. In 2001, Ohio deregulated its electric markets. But the state’s nuke owners demanded nearly $10 billion in “stranded cost” handouts so the obsolete Davis-Besse and Perry reactors on Lake Erie could allegedly compete with more efficient technologies. Today, despite the huge subsidies, renewables and fracked gas have completely priced them out of the market. Davis-Besse—a Three Mile Island clone—is infamous worldwide for its horrific breakdowns, including two of the five worst in U.S. history since 1979 as listed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. In 2002 a boric acid leak was found to have eaten nearly all the way through its reactor pressure vessel. A Chernobyl-sized disaster was missed by a fraction of an inch. The ensuing fines comprise the biggest in NRC annals. The $600 million spent on replacement power could have funded an opening transition to a renewable economy. Instead, fires, operator error and chronic malfunctions continue to define Davis-Besse’s public-sponsored dotage. Designed in the 1960s and opened in the late 1970s, Davis-Besse threatens the entire Great Lakes region. Unique in all the world, another dead nuke’s vessel closure head (from Midland, Michigan) was pasted in, failed, and was then replaced yet again within a ramshackle shell now thoroughly cut, cracked and compromised by cold weather, malfeasance, uncaring incompetence and more. In short, Davis-Besse is being run by owners who believe—with good reason—that they can get away with anything. Perhaps that’s because, should it blow, FirstEnergy is shielded by federal law from virtually all liability for downwind financial, ecological and human health damage, which would be incalculable. So now the company wants the public pay still more billions to keep Davis-Besse operating, no matter the consequences. The demand epitomizes Ohio’s technological, economic and ecological demise. Republican Governor John Kasich’s first act upon taking office in 2011 was to kill a $400 million federal grant meant to restore passenger rail service linking Cleveland, Columbus and Cincinnati. Virtually unique among the western world’s capital cities, the last passenger train left Columbus in 1979. The project would have created hundreds of jobs while reviving depressed communities along the route. A Wall Street multi-millionaire, Kasich has instead lavished public cash on the state’s obsolete highway system. Meanwhile the corporate-owned legislature has fought the sale of Tesla electric cars. In 2008, Ohio adopted one of America’s most advanced green energy programs. Its sophisticated array of targets and incentives sparked a clean energy boom. Millions of private investment dollars began pouring in for massive wind, solar and conservation projects. As in Germany’s transition to green power, Ohio energy prices were poised to plummet along with greenhouse gases and radioactive waste. Thousands of jobs were on the drawing boards. But as Koch-funded Republicans took control of the state in 2010, Ohio became the first American state to roll back its green power program. Rampant fracking has brought increased seismic activity and destroyed much of the state’s drinking water. Ohio’s ancient coal burners are being propped up with public cash. Its dying nukes—Perry was the first U.S. reactor to be damaged by an earthquake—continue to operate at huge public danger and expense. In Illinois, New York, California, Michigan and elsewhere, the nuclear industry is demanding public cash to keep rickety, uncompetitive reactors in operation. But Ohio is unique for its across-the-board assault on green energy, passenger rail service, electric cars, fossil-fueled green house gases and common sense about reactor radiation, safety and heat emissions. Ohio’s PUC will soon decide on this latest scam to squander still more public money on its cancerous fleet of fossil/nuke dinosaurs. If they cave once again to the corporate interests, you can officially consign the Buckeye State to the radioactive ash heap of failed technological, ecological and economic history. Based in central Ohio, Harvey Wasserman is author of SOLARTOPIA! OUR GREEN-POWERED EARTH and edits His Green Power & Wellness Show is at Well said Harvey! Tell ALL yer Ohio peeps to GET ACTIVE, contact the PUCO and FIGHT BACK on this MASSIVE GIVEAWAY to First Energy and their ilk. You can always click to on our sidebar over there and be INSTANTLY SMARTER about nuclear power AND GREEN issues! And we hope you dig in to all the stories we didn't snip because they are so huge! So You Are Here in the State of the World January 25, 2015. Tune in next week for more stories and opinion the LSM refuses to cover. We're here because you're there. 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    Our permit to occupy public squares and parks is in The First Amendment, which affirms "the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances." When people across the Middle East occupied public squares, leaders in Washington mostly cheered those protesters and warned Middle Eastern governments not to use force to clear them. Those other societies don’t have a First Amendment. Yet Washington affirmed the universal right to assembly and protest. We do have a First Amendment. The force being used to clear nonviolent protesters from public squares in our country is unacceptable. It must stop. &! A bailout of the people by the people Rolling Jubilee is a Strike Debt project that buys debt for pennies on the dollar, but instead of collecting it, abolishes it. Together we can liberate debtors at random through a campaign of mutual support, good will, and collective refusal. Debt resistance is just the beginning. Join us as we imagine and create a new world based on the common good, not Wall Street profits. ADDENDUM: Naked Capitalism reports Top Tax Expert Confirms Our Doubts About Occupy Wall Street’s Debt Buying/Forgiveness Scheme a project of the Democracy Collaborative at the University of Maryland brings together, for the first time, information about the broad range of community wealth building activity. Featuring Overview: The Cleveland Model—How the Evergreen Cooperatives are Building Community Wealth Something important is happening in Cleveland. The Democracy Collaborative—the host of—in partnership with the Cleveland Foundation, the Ohio Employee Ownership Center, Shorebank Enterprise Cleveland, the City of Cleveland, and the city's major hospitals and universities—is helping to implement a new model of large-scale worker-owned and community-benefiting businesses. The Evergreen Cooperative Initiative is beginning to build serious momentum in one of the cities most dramatically impacted by the nation's decaying economy. Increasingly, this model is being referred to nationally as The Cleveland Model. Initial planning is now underway to assist other cities in Ohio and nationwide to replicate and adapt this innovative approach to economic development, green job creation, and neighborhood stabilization. Find more many resources at!

NET NEUTRALITY! Declaration of Internet Freedom Tired of fighting bad bills like SOPA, PIPA and CISPA? Want to stand up against those who are trying to control what we do and say online? It's time for something different. A group of more than 1,500 organizations, academics, startup founders and tech innovators has come together to produce a Declaration of Internet Freedom, a set of five principles that put forward a positive vision of the open Internet. Our goal: Get millions of Internet users to sign on to this Declaration. Build political power for Internet users to make sure that we get a seat at the table whenever, and wherever, the future of the Internet is being decided. It's time to stop playing defense and start going on the offensive. The open Internet is central to people’s freedom to communicate, share, advocate and innovate in the 21st century. But powerful interests want to censor free speech, block the sharing of information, hinder innovation and control how Internet users get online. And all too often, people in power are making political decisions behind closed doors about how the Internet should operate — and they're doing this without the involvement of actual Internet users. The result: policies that could close down the open Internet and destroy our freedom to connect. It’s time for us to reclaim the Internet for its users. Take action now and sign the Declaration of Internet Freedom. ACTION! If Congress enacts Title X, we'll lose net neutrality forever. Comcast’s well-paid friends in Congress are looking to enact a "Title X" provision that would give the Cable industry the power to ruin the open Internet and force Internet users to pay more for less. Congress leaders are planning on starting 2015 with a bill called “Title X" that would compromise the World Wide Web by taking away the FCC’s ability to protect the open Internet and giving cable companies the power to charge for less access. This bill would be a huge betrayal to the millions of Internet users that demanded that Congress support real net neutrality. SIGN THE PETITION to Congress: "We want to keep the Internet open and free. Don't let cable companies take away our ability to create and express ourselves on the world wide web. Support real net neutrality, not fake bills like "Title X" that will poison the Internet."

Stop Media Consolidation! Federal Communications Commission Chairman Julius Genachowski is trying to change the agency’s ownership rules to pave the way for Murdoch to get exactly what he wants. Worse, Genachowski and Murdoch are keeping this all very hush-hush, hoping you won't notice. These changes wouldn’t just benefit Murdoch. If the FCC proposal passes, one company could own the major daily newspaper, two TV stations and up to eight radio stations in your town. And that one company could be your Internet provider, too. What is the FCC thinking?!? We can still stop the agency from taking this perilous step — but we have less than a month to do it. By taking action, you’re joining a movement of millions who are working to stop big media from getting even bigger. Please take action today. Click HERE to view our infographic and send a message to the FCC! More info at Another FCC Cave-In: Julius Genachowski’s Media Consolidation Christmas Gift to Murdoch at! And Sign Senator Bernie Sanders petition to the FCC Protect Media Diversity: Stop Media Consolidation! NEW!!! NATION ACTION! Stop the Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger! GO THERE NOW!

CAMPAIGN FOR AMERICA'S FUTURE American Majority Rejects Washington Austerity Consensus – And We Demand Media Coverage by Roger Hickey, President, Campaign for America's Future: No more silent majority. The Campaign for America’s Future is joining with the Center for Economic and Policy Research (whose Co-Director, Dean Baker blogs regularly about economic bias in the media) and with FAIR (Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting) to monitor the media’s coverage and representation of the American Majority views as they go into covering the big deficit fight. But we want to enlist YOU too. Send us accounts of unbalanced coverage in the national media and in your local newspapers and television. Call up reporters, editors, assignment people and tell them when they are under-representing the views of the American Majority. We should have at least half the experts, pundits, quotes and real people represented in their coverage. In a debate as important as the one we are going into, we can’t allow the media to ignore the American Majority. Much more at

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REPRESENT.US IT’S TIME TO GET MONEY OUT OF POLITICS SO THE GOVERNMENT CAN REPRESENT US. Represent.Us is a fresh campaign to pass the American Anti-Corruption Act: a law that would overhaul campaign finance, impose strict lobbying and conflict of interest laws, and end secret political money. We are mobilizing millions of Americans — conservatives and progressives, young and old, every issue group fighting K Street, online and offline — to join this campaign. Represent.Us is not just building a movement to pass the Act. The campaign will use hard-hitting accountability tactics to unseat politicians who fail to endorse the Act. If passed, the Act will completely reshape American politics and policy-making and give people a voice. See this Guest Blog at Greenpeace by Executive Director Josh Silver The $6 Billion Auction: Finally, A Plan to Get Money Out of Politics for more information!

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      To my valued listeners: We are making some changes to the website and our terms, effective in January. We will continue to offer free podcasts–my new daily news and commentary. Our in-depth interviews will be available for $1 per episode, or to subscribers who pay $5 per month or more. Loyal listeners who simply can’t afford it should send an email to, as we will be offering a limited number of scholarships to our friends who are hurting during these tough times. More information will be posted as we complete the revisions. I’m grateful to each of you for listening and supporting this work, and hope that the new model will enable us to keep it going well into the future. All the best, -pbc
    • Peter B Collins, Truthout | Op-Ed An Insider's View of the Progressive Talk Radio Devolution
    • 20 Jan 2015 PBC News & Comment: Der Speigel Reveals Massive US Cyber Offense SchemesAs Obama talks cyber defense in State of Union, Der Speigel reveals NSA’s massive, offensive cyberwarfare schemes, from Snowden files…..
    • 21 Jan 2015 PBC News & Comment: CIA, New GOP Leaders Work to Squelch “Panetta Review” of Torture CIA continues efforts to 86 “Panetta Review” of torture, as new GOP Intel chair attempts to retrieve Feinstein report copies….
    • 23 Jan 2015 PBC News & Comment: Saudi Crown Passed as Yemen, Libya Descend into Greater Chaos Change of the Guard in House of Saud, as Yemen and Libya Descend to Chaos, and Netanyahu Runs Against Obama…..
    • PBC Standard Podcast January 9, 2014 Activist Shahid Buttar Argues that Body Cams Won’t End Police Violence Shahid Buttar, attorney, activist, and executive director of the Bill of Rights Defense Committee, makes the provocative argument that Obama's proposal to equip all cops with body cameras won't solve the problems of police violence.
    • PBC Standard Podcast January 23, 2014 Investigative Reporter Jason Leopold Recaps Big Stories on Fight Over Torture Report, Guantanamo Murders, more Jason Leopold of VICE News is back to recap his big recent stories on GOP moves to block release of torture report and Panetta review; Joseph Hickman's account of the deaths of 3 Gitmo prisoners, and more.

  • Ring of Fire Radio
    Find us at and hosted by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Mike Papantonio and Sam Seder
    Ring of Fire Radio - GoLeft TV - Robert F. Kennedy, Mike Papantonio, Sam Seder - Politics, Commentary, and News.
    This Week on Ring of Fire Radio! Saturdays at 3 o’clock Eastern, rebroadcasts Sunday nights at 8 pm Eastern. Posted on January 23, 2015 by Farron Cousins
    »» Senator Bernie Sanders will tell us about his ongoing fight to make sure that the middle class gets fair treatment and representation in Washington.
    »» Author and filmmaker Goldie Taylor will give us her analysis of President Obama’s State of the Union Address.
    »» And Ben Beachy from Public Citizen’s Global Trade Watch will give us an update on the status of the Trans Pacific Partnership.
    This Week on Ring of Fire on Free Speech TV - Sundays at NOON!
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    • VIDEO! THE HISTORY OF CORPORATE CORRUPTION & FRAUD with Robert Kennedy Jr & Mike Papantonio “Call us if you have a personal story about Fraud on Taxpayers or False Claims for Payment made by Corportations at 1-866-389-FIRE (3473) or contact us by email at if you have evidence of fraud that robbed taxpayer dollars. If our government is paying too much due to fraud by a corporation, Ring of Fire wants to do a story on it.” Also see Papantonio & Kennedy on Corporate Corruption and Fraud — Pt. 1/4
    • VIDEO! Papantonio: The Plot Thickens in the Dershowitz-Epstein Story by Gary Bentley - The Jeffrey Epstein / Alan Dershowitz child sex scandal has mainly fallen through the cracks of mainstream media’s attention, but the story has the potential to become the Bill Cosby scandal on steroids. America’s Lawyer, Mike Papantonio, discusses the case with Thom Hartmann.
    Poor Little Sociopath Dimon Says Bankers are “Under Assault” by Joshua De Leon
    • VIDEO! Pap and Sam Dissect The State of the Union by Gary Bentley - Ring of Fire’s Mike Papantonio and Sam Seder take a closer look at President Obama’s State of the Union speech.
    • VIDEO! Stewart Brutalizes Fox by Justin Lane - Jon Stewart was shocked by recent actions of Fox News. It takes a lot to shock Stewart but Fox News did it with its recent claims that parts of France and England are occupied by radical Muslim forces and non-Muslims simply do not go into those zones.
    • VIDEO! Maher’s Buyer’s Guide for Billionaires: Buy a Politician CHEAP. by Justin Lane - In order to help the rest of us understand what in the heck the GOP is up to, the Republican National Committee needs to tell us all which Republicans aren’t running in 2016, says Bill Maher. Not only that, but someone has to help the billionaire donors that these potential candidates are clamoring over themselves to please need help in deciding which candidate is best for them. So Bill Maher put together a buyer’s guide to the GOP 2016 presidential hopefuls.
    • Join our blog at You can now SUBSCRIBE TO OUR PODCAST by clicking on the "Podcast" tab at the top of the Ring of Fire blog. Please help support progressive radio by signing up! Ring of Fire Radio Ring of Fire, hosted by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., Mike Papantonio and Sam Seder: Saturdays at 3 o’clock Eastern, rebroadcasts 7-10 et Sunday evenings on Chicago's Progressive Talk WCPT AM & FM and 4 pm et on Sirius/XM 167 featuring The PAP Attack! "We’ll bring you the stories that the mainstream media didn’t feel like reporting this week."

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    "HI Y'ALL! Tell the people! Tell the people!"
    WHO IS MAX KEISER? Max Keiser is a financial expert, Prediction Markets analyst, inventor and filmmaker. He is the creator of the Hollywood Stock Exchange (HSX) the first Prediction Market. Max Keiser co-hosts "The Truth About Markets" on ResonanceFM 104.4 in London. He also produces and presents documentary films covering markets and finance for Al Jazeera’s "People & Power" series. Max Keiser started his career on Wall Street in 1983. He is the creator of KarmaBanque a site that enables activists to challenge corporate power.
    • VISIT!!! Crowd Funding for Pirates!
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    KEISER REPORT ON FACEBOOK STACY SUMMARY: For once and for all, here are our real Facebook pages, the other ones are fake. But if you feel like chatting to the fake ones, by all means, go ahead.
    »» Max Keiser
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    Assange: How cryptography is a key weapon in the fight against empire states by maxkeiser - READ What began as a means of retaining individual freedom can now be used by smaller states to fend off the ambitions of larger ones (
    • VIDEO! Gold Surges As ECB To Print Trillion Euros and ‘Grexit’ Election Sunday by Mark O'Byrne — Stocks, bonds and precious metals surged yesterday as markets cheered the latest wave of money printing on a grand scale. Gold surged 3 per cent in euro terms (see chart below) after Mario Draghi in the ECB announced a massive quantitative easing or QE programme of over EUR 1 trillion from March 2015 to September 2016. The QE programme is even larger than expected at €60 billion every month rather than the €50 billion that had been expected. The euro fell another 0.9 per cent against the dollar and sterling terms also. .....
    #KingAbdullah by Stacy Herbert — The hypocrisy is full blown today on death of King Abdullah, being hailed today by our elected and unelected leaders as some sort of great man: ....................
    Oil Dinosaurs Face Extinction: State Oil Companies and the Meteor-Strike of Low Oil Prices by Charles Hugh Smith — State-owned oil companies that don’t slash expenses to align with revenues and boost critical investment in the infrastructure needed to maintain production will suffer financial extinction. Domestic and international energy companies are responding to the 50% decline in the price of oil by doing what’s necessary to remain in business: they’re slashing payroll, postponing capital investments, delaying new projects and soliciting price cuts from suppliers and subcontractors. This is the discipline of profit-driven capitalism: if expenses exceed revenues, profits vanish, losses pile up, capital contracts and eventually the company runs out of cash (and access to credit) and closes down. Unfortunately for state-owned oil companies, the feedback of expenses, losses and access to credit are superceded by the need to feed hordes of parasites: the state-owned company exists not to generate profits but to fund large payrolls and support state officials and cronies.................
    • VIDEO! Douglas Murray Defends Free Speech to Those Who Question Why You Exercise Your Right by Janet Tavakoli — British journalist Douglas Murray provides a brilliant example of how to push back against a perverse narrative, after the Paris murders of journalists (and subsequent to this interview, Jews) by fundamentalist Muslims. ...... (
    • KEISER REPORT [KR708] Keiser Report: Mexico – Land of Opportunity We discuss Aristotle trending, lands of opportunity and GM hiring. In the second half, Max interviews philosopher and television presenter, Pablo Boullosa, about the state of the Mexican economy and society and how to solve the ever-increasing drug violence.
    • KEISER REPORT [KR709] Keiser Report: US vs China. Battle for Latin America We discuss China’s $250 billion for Latin America forcing America’s ‘positive’ hand in the region. Meanwhile, back in China, ‘amateur hour’ reigns as the small cap index soars as dilettante investors believe lower stock prices mean less risk. In the second half, Max interviews financial journalist, publisher and presenter, Sergio Sarmiento, about the Mexican economy, corruption and the failed state.
    • KEISER REPORT [KR710] Keiser Report: Markets Mind Carnage We discuss mind carnage in the markets as price discovery goes astray due to market intervention, and the rise of vigilante groups around the world looking for Rolex watch and Gucci belt wearing politicians. In the second half, Max interviews businessman, radio show host and anarchist, Jeff Berwick, about becoming a taxpayer, living in Mexico as a tourist and the ending of the drug wars.

  • The Scott Horton Radio Show
    Scott Horton is host of Antiwar Radio on Pacifica 90.7 FM KPFK in Los Angeles and KUCR 88.3 in Riverside, and the Scott Horton Show on No Agenda Radio. (You can listen live Monday through Friday New show hours effective 5/26/2014 @ 12-3 PM Eastern! HERE.) Plenty of archives too!
    • Scott Horton Radio Show Progress Report: All right, yall, welcome back to the show to the inaugural Scott Horton Show progress report! It’s been an eventful year since the show and I (amicably) parted ways with, so I thought I would highlight just a few of the show’s important milestones, as well as preview some of the exciting projects to look for in the near future. ........ The show on Pacifica KPFK 90.7 FM in L.A., still called Antiwar Radio, has now moved to join their Sunday morning public affairs line up (8:30 am pt -, and remains the largest source of listeners, with 15,000-20,000 people tuning in weekly. The future: Liberty Express Radio is growing and bringing me along for the ride. The great Charles Goyette hooked me up with Alan Butler and the Liberty Express earlier this year, and what has been the daily replay there from 3-5 eastern time has become my best listened-to show. And now they’re adding my friend Tom Woods to the lineup from 2-3 PM. That does it. I’m making the switch! Starting Monday, October 14, the live show is moving to 3-5 PM Eastern time on, as well as NoAgenda and my own stream....... New show hours effective 5/26/2014: 12-3 PM Eastern!
    1/21/15 William Hartung: William Hartung, Director of the Arms and Security Project at the Center for International Policy, discusses the extensive list of problems with the “overpriced, underperforming and unnecessary” F-35 combat aircraft.
    1/22/15 Peter Van Buren: Peter Van Buren, author of We Meant Well and a frequent TomDispatch contributor, discusses how the US military-industrial complex profits from resupplying Iraq’s army with equipment that is too expensive to maintain and of little operational utility – essentially corporate welfare for General Dynamics, producer of M1 tanks.
    1/14/15 Patrick Cockburn: Patrick Cockburn, a Middle East correspondent with The Independent, discusses France’s terrorism blowback resulting from their ongoing intervention in Muslim countries; and the Islamic State’s sustainability in Iraq.
    1/22/15 Douglas Lucas: Douglas Lucas, a writer at, discusses “hacktivist” journalist Barrett Brown’s sentencing hearing, that could get him 8 1/2 years in prison for violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act among other questionable charges.
    1/23/15 Eric Margolis: Eric Margolis, journalist and author of American Raj, discusses Charlie Hebdo and the free speech double standard; French President Hollande’s popularity-gaining (and blowback-generating) invasions all over the Muslim world; and what comes after the death of Saudi King Abdullah.
    • Older interviews at Antiwar Radio!

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